Search Results: "Ponder Goembel"


BOOK REVIEW

CASTAWAY CATS by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"The story starts on the cover, and cat fans will beg to start again each time the book is closed. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"On an island / in the ocean / near the land of Singapore, / midst a storm of great proportion, / fifteen cats were washed ashore." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD CRICKET by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"The figures in this original tale seem ready to spring off the pages, and the text, laced with creaks and cracks, is a natural for reading aloud. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Wheeler and Goembel follow up their inspired Sailor Moo (2002) with another sidesplitting animal story, this one with a folkloric, Southern flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSNORES by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp2000. (Picture book. 6-8)"
How did the dinosaurs get ready for bed? Read full book review >

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SAILOR MOO by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"The naturalistic accuracy of Goembel's illustration adds to the humor of this most unusual situation, especially in the end, when a closing cameo zeroes in on Moo, Angus, and their calf Half-'n'-Half, enjoying ice-cream cones on the Jersey shore. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A land-locked cow follows her dream—and finds lasting happiness—in Wheeler's (Sixteen Cows, p. 348, etc.) humorous outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWAMP SONG by Helen Ketteman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Oh, yeah. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Down in the swamp / where the cypress grows, / Old Man Gator" starts the rhythm "with a tip, tap, tippity-tap." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA MINE, MAMA MINE by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The portrayal of daily farm life, the book's subtext, is also curiously flat, but the attractive animal illustrations provide some of the appeal and charm missing from their human counterparts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a farm setting, a human mother and assorted animal moms leave their offspring to take care of business: do farm chores (human), stalk a rat (cat), get shod (horse) and so forth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL FAIR by Ponder Goembel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A pleasant rollick. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Expanded from the traditional three-liner used more in modern times as a nursery rhyme than a song, Goembel adds to the animal hijinks by taking the nonsense lyrics and using her bright ink-and-acrylic wash illustrations to provide a unifying narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. MOSQUITO PUT ON HIS TUXEDO by Barbara Olenyik Morrow
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Six-legged black tie required. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyone is a-buzz because the ball is about to begin! Mr. Mosquito, debonair in his top hat and tails, makes a grand entrance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUSE AND PONDER by Rashid Osmani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A strong poet is perceptive, eloquent, and thoughtful—and Osmani is three for three."
By turns religious, romantic, and political, this collection shows readers a skilled poet coming into his own. Read full book review >